Some Information about the Upcoming Exams
I hope you are well and you can cope with remote teaching without too many problems (if you have some kind of issues, please do not hesitate to contact me!). It is now time to make some clarifications as regards the way in which the exams of the summer session are going to be organized.
a) Above all, take note of the dates of the exams, which will take place on the 25th of May 2020, the 11th of June 2020, the 25th of June 2020, and the 13th of July 2020.
b) On the above-mentioned dates only exams regarding the Module I will take place. Before taking the exam on Module I you have to pass the Modules II and III, according to the rules laid down, respectively, by Prof. Perona and Prof. Canor. If you do not have passed the Modules II and III, the exams that you might submit on Module I on one of beforementioned dates will not be taken into consideration nor evaluated.
c) The scores of the single Modules count for one third of the final grade each.
d) Do not forget that, to have your final grade registered into the system, you must sign in for the “official” exam on one of the above-mentioned dates (the exam on the 17th of April 2020 was an extraordinary session; thus, you must sign in again, in the same way in which you usually register for all other exams).
e) If you have already passed all three Modules, you only have to sign in for the exam on one of the above-mentioned dates – as you usually do for all other exams – and write in the note the scores of the single Modules. The final grade will be registered without you having to take any further step.
f) In case that you have already passed the Modules II and III and you take the exam on Module I for the first time, you have to sign in for the exam and write in the note the scores of the Modules II and III. Then, you can take the exam on Module I according to what is explained under h). The final grade will be registered without you having to do any further step.
g) In case that you have already passed the Modules II and III and you take the exam on Module I as a resit exam, you have to sign in for the exam and write in the note the scores of the Modules II and III as well as that it is a resit exam on Module I. Then, you can take the exam on Module I according to what is explained under h). The scores of Module I will be calculated according to the rules specified in the previous announcements (Avvisi); in other words, the score of Module I will be the average of the scores of the distinct submissions; therefore, if you are not sure of the quality of your work, I would suggest not to submit your exam and better prepare for the next exam date (and contact me if you have problems!). The final grade will be registered, then, without you having to do any further step.
h) The take-home exams on Module I will be organized – on the beforementioned dates – as following. At 9:00 am (Turin time = GMT + 2) on each of the beforementioned dates the questions will be uploaded under “Avvisi”. No email will be sent. You will have then time until 9:00 pm (Turin time = GMT + 2) on each of the beforementioned dates to send me back your text with the answers. The text must be sent in Word format and as an attachment to an email (email@example.com). All text sent later than at the above-mentioned time or in a format different than Word will not be taken into account. The exam will consist of four open questions on the contents of Module I. The dimension of your answers, taken together, shall not exceed 1,600 words (that means, approximatively, 400 words per answer, but you can also weight the distinct answers differently). All texts that exceed that dimension will not be taken into account. Each answer weights for a quarter of the final grade, i.e., up to 7.5 points. Obviously, the answers should not be a “copy and paste” of the related parts of the file containing the arguments of Module I. On the contrary, you have to express the answers with your own words. Every form of plagiarism that exceeds 20 % of the submitted text will result in a fail.
Keep safe and healthy!
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